Compuware Corporation Reports First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014 Results

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Compuware Corporation Reports First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014 Results

  • Non-GAAP EPS of 10 cents per share, excluding charges for stock compensation, amortization of purchased software and acquired intangibles, restructuring and advisory fees
  • Total Q1 revenue of $227.5M, up slightly year-over-year
  • Compuware Covisint and Changepoint Q1 total revenue increases by 17.1 and 17.2 percent year-over-year, respectively
  • APM contribution margin improves by 6 percent from (6.9) percent to (0.8) percent year-over-year, as business unit focuses on profitable growth
  • Strong operating cash flow of approximately $28.7M

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Compuware Corporation (NAS: CPWR) , the technology performance company, today announced financial results for its first quarter, fiscal year 2014 ended June 30, 2013.

Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $22.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $19.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share in the year-ago period. GAAP net income for the first quarter was $10 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $10.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the year-ago period.


(Included in the financial tables is a reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP results.)

"The first quarter was a good start to the year, and the results support our fiscal year 2014 forecast," said Compuware President and CEO Bob Paul. "The quarter was marked by several positive developments, including the improvement of our sales pipelines, the release of key, innovative solution enhancements and the acquisition of several new, strategic customers in critical new growth areas. In addition to establishing strong momentum during the quarter, Q1 was also highlighted by the continued progress of our shareholder-creation initiatives, including the issuance of the company's first-ever quarterly cash dividend and the furthering of our cost-rationalization efforts. Regarding these efforts, we remain on track to eliminate $45 million in corporate expenses in fiscal year 2014, as part of our larger goal of eliminating a minimum of $80 million to $100 million of these costs from the business over the next two years."

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

During the company's first quarter:

  • Total revenues were approximately $227.5 million, up slightly over Q1 last year
  • Software license fees were approximately $35.4 million, up approximately 4.2 percent from Q1 last year
  • Maintenance fees were approximately $98.5 million, down approximately 4.3 percent from Q1 last year
  • Subscription fees were approximately $20.8 million, up approximately 1.5 percent from Q1 last year
  • Professional services revenues were approximately $48.7 million, up approximately 1.1 percent from Q1 last year
  • Covisint revenues were approximately $24.1 million, up approximately 17.1 percent from Q1 last year; subscription fees up 22 percent year-over-year.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Highlights

During the first quarter, Compuware:

  • Enhanced Abend-AID, the industry's leading fault management solution, making it even easier to use, especially for staff unfamiliar with mainframe legacy systems.
  • Announced enhancements to Compuware APM for Mainframe, the industry's leading 24/7 end-to-end transaction management solution spanning the edge of the Internet, through distributed systems and into mainframe environments.
  • Filed a registration statement on form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to the issuance of shares of Covisint common stock.
  • Announced several changes to the company's Board of Directors, including the appointments of David Fubini, a senior director of McKinsey & Company, Inc., and Lee Roberts, the former chief executive officer of FileNet, to the company's Board of Directors, effective April 5, 2013. W. James Prowse retired from the Board, effective March 31, 2013. Additionally, Gurminder S. Bedi assumed the position of Chairman of the Board, replacing Peter Karmanos, Jr., who had retired from the Board on March 31, 2013.
  • Introduced a new and enhanced Covisint supplier portal that significantly improves simplicity, usability, mobile accessibility and time-to-value.
  • Announced the release of Compuware APM PureStack Technology™, the first solution to finally expose how IT infrastructure conditions impede the performance of critical business applications. Additionally, Compuware APM announced the convergence of dynaTracePurePath® Technology and the Gomez Performance Network, creating the industry's most powerful User Experience Management (UEM) solution.
  • Announced that Covisint debuted on Healthcare Informatics' list of the nation's top 100 healthcare IT vendors.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the Company's results as determined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company has also disclosed in this press release and the accompanying tables non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. Each of these financial measures excludes the impact of certain items and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude share-based compensation expense; the amortization of acquired software and intangible assets; restructuring charges; advisory fees associated with certain shareholder actions and business transformation; and the related tax impacts of these items. Each of the non-GAAP adjustments is described in more detail below. This press release also contains a reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to its most comparable GAAP financial measure.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because they exclude amounts that management and the board of directors do not consider part of core operating results when assessing the performance of the organization. We believe that inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability with past reports of financial results and provides consistency in calculations by outside analysts reviewing our results. Accordingly, we believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management.

While we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information, there are limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting and may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation between companies. Items such as share-based compensation expense; the amortization of acquired software and intangible assets; restructuring charges; advisory fees associated with certain shareholder actions and business transformation; and the related tax impacts of these items that are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures can have a material impact on net earnings. As a result, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, net earnings, cash flow from operations or other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures that are included elsewhere in this press release.

The following discusses the reconciling items from our non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures:

Share-based compensation expense. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude the compensation expenses required to be recorded by GAAP for equity awards to employees and directors. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding expenses related to share-based compensation, because these costs are generally fixed at the time an award is granted, are then expensed over several years and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management once granted.

Amortization of acquired software and intangible assets. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude costs associated with the amortization of acquired software and intangible assets. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding amortization of acquired software and intangible assets, because these costs are fixed at the time of an acquisition, are then amortized over a period of several years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition.

Restructuring charges. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude restructuring charges, and any subsequent changes in estimates, as they relate to our corporate restructuring activities. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding restructuring charges, in order to provide comparability and consistency with historical operating results.

Advisory fees associated with certain shareholder actions and business transformation. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, in response to an unsolicited, nonbinding offer to purchase the outstanding shares of the Company from a shareholder, the Company announced its willingness to consider other viable offers. The Company continues to incur unplanned consultant fees to analyze the business, review additional requests for information from other interested parties and to implement business transformation plans. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding such costs, in order to provide comparability and consistency with historical operating results.

Provision for income taxes on above pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude the tax impact of the above pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments. This amount is calculated using the tax rates of each country to which these pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments relate. Management excludes the non-GAAP adjustments on a net-of-tax basis in evaluating our performance. Therefore, we exclude the tax impact of these charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.

Conference Call Information

Compuware will today hold a conference call to discuss these results at 5 p.m. Eastern time (21:00 GMT). To join the conference call, interested parties in the United States should call 800-230-1059. For international access, the conference call number is +1-612-234-9959. No password is required. Additionally, investors can listen to the conference call via webcast by visiting the Compuware Corporation Investor Relations web site. A conference call presentation is also available on the site.

A conference call replay will also be available. The United States replay number will be 800-475-6701, and the international replay number will be +1-320-365-3844. The replay passcode will be 295782.

Certain statements in this release that are not historical facts, including those regarding the Company's future plans, objectives and expected performance, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements represent our outlook only as of the date of this release. While we believe any forward-looking statements we have made are reasonable, actual results could differ materially since the statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned to consider these factors when relying on such forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 
 
 
COMPUWARE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Thousands)
  
AS OF JUNE 30,
ASSETS
20132012
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents$81,329$83,507
Accounts receivable, net354,404359,610
Deferred tax asset, net43,06242,784
Income taxes refundable4,6748,470
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 35,733  34,489 
Total current assets519,202528,860
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, LESS ACCUMULATED
DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION297,405316,363
 
CAPITALIZED SOFTWARE AND OTHER
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET113,748118,343
 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE181,343206,004
DEFERRED TAX ASSET, NET30,58739,803
GOODWILL724,800791,946
OTHER ASSETS 30,451  36,534 
 
TOTAL ASSETS$1,897,536 $2,037,853 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable$12,900$17,842
Accrued expenses92,00282,844
Income taxes payable24,7293,168
Deferred revenue 386,105  406,476 
Total current liabilities515,736510,330
 
LONG TERM DEBT15,00036,500
 
DEFERRED REVENUE294,988334,537
 
ACCRUED EXPENSES17,98526,822
 
DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY, NET 54,588  82,904 
Total liabilities 898,297  991,093 
 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Common stock2,1412,166
Additional paid-in capital731,622691,485
Retained earnings280,780372,487
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (15,304) (19,378)
Total shareholders' equity 999,239  1,046,760 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$1,897,536 $2,037,853 
 
 
 
COMPUWARE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
  
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30,
 
20132012
REVENUES:
Software license fees$35,406$33,994
Maintenance fees98,528102,949
Subscription fees20,78520,479
Professional services fees48,69648,152
Application services fees 24,101 20,587
Total revenues 227,516 226,161
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Cost of software license fees5,4064,825
Cost of maintenance fees8,2218,946
Cost of subscription fees8,1477,393
Cost of professional services40,34942,301
Cost of application services24,26117,721
Technology development and support26,53526,497
Sales and marketing59,49362,190
Administrative and general38,22839,725
Restructuring costs 5,112 -
Total operating expenses 215,752 209,598
 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS11,76416,563
 
OTHER INCOME, NET 202 52
 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES11,96616,615
 
INCOME TAX PROVISION 1,999 6,147
 
NET INCOME$9,967$10,468
 
DILUTED EPS COMPUTATION
Numerator: Net income$9,967$10,468
Denominator:
Weighted-average common shares outstanding213,640217,510
Dilutive effect of stock awards 6,054 3,886
Total shares 219,694 221,396
Diluted EPS$0.05$0.05
 
 
 
COMPUWARE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Thousands)
  
THREE MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30,
20132012
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income$9,967$10,468

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operations:

Depreciation and amortization16,45215,369
Stock award compensation10,4378,289
Deferred income taxes(14,148)(884)
Other139

Net change in assets and liabilities, net of effects from currency fluctuations:

Accounts receivable60,93584,862
Prepaid expenses and other assets1,871(685)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses(25,892)(36,468)
Deferred revenue(41,987)(68,088)
Income taxes 11,002  5,253 
Net cash provided by operating activities 28,650  18,125 
 
CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of:
Property and equipment(1,667)(2,244)
Capitalized software(5,745)(8,846)
Other (275) (600)
Net cash used in investing activities (7,687) (11,690)
 
CASH FLOWS USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from borrowings26,50041,000
Payments on borrowings(29,500)(49,500)
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